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Photonic integration of an optical atomic clock

  title={Photonic integration of an optical atomic clock},
  author={Zachary L. Newman and Vincent N Maurice and Tara E. Drake and Jordan R. Stone and Travis C. Briles and Daryl T. Spencer and Connor Fredrick and Q. Li and Daron Westly and B. Robert Ilic and Boqiang Shen and Myoung-Gyun Suh and K. Y. Yang and C. P. Johnson and D M S Johnson and Leo Hollberg and Kerry J. Vahala and Krishnamurthy Srinivasan and Scott A. Diddams and John E. Kitching and Scott B. Papp and Matthew T. Hummon},
  journal={arXiv: Optics},
Laboratory optical atomic clocks achieve remarkable accuracy (now counted to 18 digits or more), opening possibilities to explore fundamental physics and enable new measurements. However, their size and use of bulk components prevent them from being more widely adopted in applications that require precision timing. By leveraging silicon-chip photonics for integration and to reduce component size and complexity, we demonstrate a compact optical-clock architecture. Here a semiconductor laser is… 

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